MARCH: stereotype, curated by C. Davida Ingram
Artists: Barbara Earl Thomas, C. Davida Ingram, Duriel E. Harris, francine j. harris, Krista Franklin, Natasha Marin
Opening Reception: Saturday 8 March 6-9pm
Show runs: through Saturday 29 March until 3pm
Open every Saturday from 12-3pm except 8 March
If you've ever spent any time on the colorline you know it is infernal. But what do you see from hanging out there?
stereotype is an interdisciplinary project that features 6 national artists who enter the visual field of race by dint of text. The exhibition's title is a partial nod towards the word 'stereotype' having its first meaning as a plate used to press images. It is also a (quiet) suggestion that the written word might also exist as an image by other means.
The text-based pieces in stereotype focus on poetics, type and typography as aesthetic markers that can outline and expand upon racial identities. In the offing is the possibility of looking at agency and authority in unexpected ways, not only in the white cube of the gallery, but also in the lived reality of viewer and artist alike. - C. Davida Ingram, curator